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GAME – Full Speed Pictionary

So a number of years ago, I was in a rush before youth group trying to figure out a quick game with minimal setup.  In a moment of inspiration, I created Full Speed Pictionary.  I don’t know if I invented it or stole it from the dark corners of my mind somewhere, but it has…

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Why The YouthMin Facebook Group is AWESOME!

Every day, my phone and laptop are inundated with notifications from Facebook.  Before you think “Wow, he must be a really popular guy,” let me clarify.  I have the privilege of being one of the group administrators for the YouthMin.org Facebook group, a gaggle of 4685 youth ministers and leaders (currently) from all over the…

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Coke & Candles

What you will need: 1. Two Coke Bottles 2. Two Candles 3. Two Lighters 4. A Table How To Play: Call two students up who really love coca cola. The objective of the game is to chug a coke as fast as you can. You can only drink you coke while your candle is lit.…

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Shoot The Name

What you will need: 1. Nerf Gun (we used this one) 2. Hula Hoop 3. Chairs for each person. How to play: You get everyone in a circle and have each person say their first name. You choose a person to be in the center ready to shoot someone with the nerf gun. The shooter…

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Whack ‘Em

This game is a classic youth ministry game. I think most people have probably played this one, but it’s also easy to forget about. Everyone sits in a circle except for one player, who has the sword of squish. To begin the game, the person in the middle points at one person of their choosing,…

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Monday Questions

Would love to hear the various thoughts on these questions: 1 | What’s one game you played when you were in Youth Group that would get you fired for playing today? 2 | How many lessons/messages are you in charge of every week? 3 | If you could give one thing to every youth pastor,…

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Why we have fun in Youth Ministry

Last night, our Jr. High Ministry had one of the most fun events I have done in 10 years of ministry. We gave a talk at the end that wrapped up our last summer series and gave the gospel, but outside of those 20 minutes, it was just a time of fun. We had triple…

Youth Ministry Game – Dumbo March

This game may be nothing new, but I gave some students the challenge last week of going into walk-mart and making up a game based on things they found. What they found was golf-club tubes, the things that go into your golf bag and keep your clubs organized, and decided to make a game with…

Why We Don’t Do Gross Games in Youth Group

“Pickled pigs feet.”  “Blended Happy Meals.”  “Live goldfish.”  “Cat food.”  What do these things have in common, you might ask.  They are all the answer to a recent question in our YouthMin Facebook group – “What is something really gross that you have had a kid eat as a challenge during a game?” Having grown…